Danny Pintauro: Rethinking HIV


The last twelve months have seen some of the most public and progressive steps in the now decades-long battle against AIDS and the virus which causes it, HIV. This includes the mainstream and open discussion of PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) in culture with television programs like How to Get Away with Murder (ABC), a call to […]

Rent or buy, part 2: Doing the numbers


Let’s make up a hypothetical choice for this experiment. Let us compare the purchase of a home for $500,000 with an annual real estate tax of $3,000 and insurance bill of $1,500, to the rental of a luxury apartment for $2,500 a month. Let us say you live in the home for a period of […]

Caitlyn Jenner plans to vote for oppression


In the past, a transgender voter interested in ordinary equality and civil rights for transgender people could have found reasons to vote against a Democrat and for a Republican. Such as in 2002, when then Assemblymember Judy Chu introduced AB 2651, the Nondiscrimination in Foster Care bill, in the California State Assembly. AB 2651 would’ve […]

Reap the benefits of gratitude


As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! What do you think of when you think of Thanksgiving? Family and friends. Macy’s Day Parade. […]

No easy closure for ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise


Just in time for Thanksgiving, the capstone of The Hunger Games series has arrived to give us the dark, bleak and oddly satisfying ending we may not want but do deserve. Mockingjay – Part 2 has continued the regrettable trend of splitting franchise finale films into two, ostensibly to give space for the whole story, […]

Civic Theatre enchants with Disney’s ‘Beast’


What can be said about Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast that is now on the road with a scheduled San Diego engagement that you may not know already? Did you know it’s the fifth top grossing animated film in Disney history and it’s the seventh top grossing Broadway musical? It was also nominated for […]

Connecting people in need with tomorrow’s technology

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Look around, everyone you see is tapping on a smart phone, checking Facebook, posting pictures on Instagram, answering emails, composing documents or looking for new employment and business opportunities. The phenomenon that is the smartphone, tablet or computer is everywhere. Or is it? To many in our underserved communities using a computer, connecting with friends […]


The power of the LGBT dollar!

Mayor Kevin Faulconer presents 28 turkeys for the Scott Carlson Community Thanksgiving Dinner at The Center

Every study has shown the major influence of LGBT spending power and the impact of LGBT Americans. A recent Nielson Study showed 10 percent more shopping trips are made by gay consumers than straight customers; 48 percent more money is spent by gay households on wine than straight households; 31 percent more money is spent […]



dvd of the week Tangerine, a masterpiece of LGBT cinema, is about one day in the lives of two transgender prostitutes in Hollywood. Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) and Alexandra (Mya Taylor) are about to share a celebratory donut – it’s Christmas Eve, and Sin-Dee has just gotten out of jail – when Alexandra accidentally blurts […]

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